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u_Lecture: ‘Geo-Entrepreneurship’ – Nov 23

Registration is still open for the upcoming free webinar on ‘Geo-Entrepreneurship: Using Location to Enhance Your Competitive Advantage’ presented by Dr Ian Heywood from the University of Aberdeen Business School. For details and to sign up > https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8304017966904333316

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Top award for UNIGIS América Latina Director Richard Resl

Jack Dangermond with Richard and Domingo on stage During the plenary session of this year’s Esri User Conference (see link at bottom for bilingual slides), Richard Resl and Domingo Ankuash received the ‘Making a Difference’ award from Esri’s Jack Dangermond. This distinction highlights their work towards preserving Amazonian Indians’ land rights and livelihoods. Domingo’s present to Jack Dangermond: ‘maps serving as our spears’ Through the AmazonGISnet initiative the territories of indigenous groups are documented to preserve this native and pristine environment for their next generations. After being applauded by the 15000 strong audience for their impressive talk, Domingo presented a ceremonial …

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Trimble providing software support to UNIGIS students

Trimble’s Hans-Jürgen Gebauer and Prof  Josef Strobl signing agreement Today at the GI_Forum conference in Salzburg, Trimble Navigation Limited and UNIGIS International concluded an agreement offering complimentary licenses to all registered UNIGIS distance learning students worldwide. Under the terms of this agreement, students have free access to eCognition, INPHO, UAS Master, Pathfinder Office, SketchUp Pro and further software technologies for their study assignments and thesis development. Though best known for GPS technology, Trimble integrates a wide range of positioning technologies including GPS, laser, optical and inertial technologies with application software, wireless communications, and services to provide complete commercial solutions. Its integrated …

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Academic Excellence Prize awarded at GI_Forum

Heidi El Hosaini (UNIGIS Manchester) had been named the winner of the annual worldwide UNIGIS Master Thesis competition in October 2014 for her dissertation titled “Locating and positioning solar panels in a 3D city model – a case study of Newcastle”.  This thesis was developed with sponsorship from the UK Ordnance Survey. The prize carried an invitation to the GI_Forum Salzburg, where she published and presented her work in a well received talk in the main conference program, and received the ‘trophy’ and an award certificate. The winner says: “My dissertation demonstrates potential applications and techniques using Ordnance Survey’s 3D …

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AGIT / GI_Forum – annual UNIGIS meeting place!

Staying up-to-date professionally requires a focus on two things: following new developments in geospatial technologies and methods, and to be well connected in a network of  peers. Both objectives are well supported through our annual pair of conferences, AGIT and the English language GI_Forum. Outstanding keynotes provide inspiration and perspective. With a rich program of workshops, paper presentations and tutorials, the choices of relevant and timely continuing education offerings sometimes are hard, but rewarding. The presence of UNIGIS alumni from all over the world, and from every vintage provides an excellent opportunity to enhance one’s network, of course assisted by a diversity …

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UNIGIS receiving ‘Geospatial Institution of the Year’ award

At this week’s Geospatial World Forum in Lisbon, the worldwide UNIGIS organisation as a network of academic partner institutions offering graduate qualifications in Geoinformatics was presented with the ‘Geospatial Institution of the Year’ award, recognizing our leading role in ‘Educating GIS Professionals Worldwide’. Prof Marco Painho from UNIGIS Portugal and Dr Shahnawaz from UNIGIS India joined UNIGIS Int’l chair Prof Josef Strobl accepting this award during the Geospatial World Awards Gala evening on May 27.

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UNIGIS Scholarships for Russia&CIS Students
UNIGIS Стипендии для России и СНГ!

The University of Salzburg with its Interfaculty Department of Geoinformatics – Z_GIS is offering up to 10 partial scholarships for UNIGIS distance learning MSc students for students from Russia and CIS countries. UNIGIS Salzburg is inviting applications for scholarships covering approx. 60% of the Euro 9800.- tuition fee. Following the vision of ‘Educating GIS Professionals Worldwide’, the UNIGIS MSc degree is a highly regarded and widely acknowledged postgraduate qualification offered in English language. Candidates from the Russia / CIS region are offered the opportunity of Russian language consultation, guidance and support. Applications for scholarships will be ranked based upon prior knowledge, …

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MSc Thesis – A Winner!

At the ‘Münchner GI-Runde 2015’ annual conference and awards in Munich – a leading geospatial venue for the German language community – UNIGIS graduates over the years have built a strong reputation for excellence and innovative ideas. This was continued by Christoph Schlacher (Graz), winning this year’s top price among master theses with the research he had submitted for his UNIGIS MSc: “Die Vorläufige Bewertung des Hochwasserrisikos – Alternative Ermittlung der Betroffenen in Überflutungsflächen mittels räumlicher Disaggregation” (~ ‘assessment of flood risk – determining population within flood zones through spatial disaggregation’). Congratulations Mr. Schlacher to this outstanding success and recognition …

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Success story of UNIGIS Hungary continued …

On September 20th, this year’s group of 12 new UNIGIS candidates met for the first time under the new umbrella of Óbuda University. The Institute of Geoinformatics at the Alba Regia Technical Faculty in Székesfehérvár welcomed a highly motivated and ambitious class composed of surveyors, agricultural and forest engineers, geographers and other disciplines. With this 19th intake UNIGIS Hungary continues to offer advanced education within the UNIGIS International framework, leading students to a formal qualification with a postgraduate certificate and options to obtain international MSc degrees.

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UNIGIS Salzburg: the key to geospatial careers

UNIGIS at Z_GIS – University of Salzburg is opening the 2014 fall registration period for online programs in GI/Science! Summer is a period for considering plans and making decisions about future career pathways. Professional development, attaining new qualifications through e.g. continuing education and maybe even distance learning today is key to opening up new career options. The UNIGIS Salzburg program recently has received top accolades by leading GIS industry actors like e.g. Oracle and ESRI, and is closely cooperating with FOSS and international organisations. With alumni from UNIGIS’ 20+ years of record, MSc and certificate awards in GIScience / Geoinformatics …

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